Researching coal in Victoria
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Resources for researching the mining and burning of coal mining and coal-fired power generation in Victoria include the following.
Citizens groups working on Victorian coal power stations and mining
- Hansard search (Hansard has the full text of Victorian parliamentary proceedings from 1991 on).
Victorian government departments
- Victorian Department of Primary Industries and Energy, "Brown Coal", Department of primary Industries and Energy website. The secretary of the department is Richard Bolt.
- Department of Primary Industries, "Minerals and Extractive - Current licences and work authorities", accessed March 2011. (This page has links to various DPI information resources including to the Tenement GIS Datasets).
- Public Record Office Victoria Public Record Office Victoria search.
- Department of Sustainability and Environment, Publications. This has a large collection of key Victorian government documents on climate change.
Key Ministers in the Baillieu government, which was sworn in following the November 2010 state election are:
- Ted Baillieu, Premier;
- Peter Ryan, Deputy Premier;
- Denis Napthine, Minister for Ports and Minister for Major Projects;
- Michael O’Brien, Minister for Energy and Resources;
- Ryan Smith, Minister for Environment and Climate Change;
- Kim Wells, Treasurer; and
- Peter Walsh, Minister for Water.
Commonwealth government information sources
- Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) data on proposed new Minerals and energy: Major development projects - April 2010 listing and Electricity generation: Major development projects - April 2010 listing. (These listings are updated several times a year. Check here.
- National Pollutant Inventory - this provides detailed information on the pollutants emitted by major industries. The data for electricity generation is here; and
- Federal Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson (2007-2010). Archive of media releases and speeches here.
Submissions to parliamentary inquiries
- Senate Select Committee on Fuel and Energy, "Submissions", "Public hearings and transcripts", 2008-2010.
- Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts inquiry into the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions]; Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010[Provisions]; Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010 [Provisions] "Submissions", "Public Hearings and Transcripts", 2010.
- In 2011 the Victorian Parliament's Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee held an inquiry into Mineral Exploration in Victoria. The Inquiry into Greenfields Mineral Exploration and Project Development in Victoria terms of reference are here, submissions here and details of hearings and transcripts here.
Australian Registers for Lobbyists
Victorian mining industry lobby groups
Articles and resources
- "Victorian Government Ministers", State Government of Victoria, accessed February 2011.
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- Keith Tarlo, Why brown coal should stay in the ground:Greenhouse implications of the proposed expansion of brown coal exploration and mining in Victoria, Institute of Sustainable Futures, May 2002. (Pdf)
- The Climate Group (Australia), "This Week’s Emissions: Victoria", The Climate Group website, accessed August 2010. (This webpage provides an estimate of total greenhouse gas emissions over the previous week and preceding year. It account for nearly all emissions from power generation).